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  1. Oceanic Sweden

    Oceanic Active Member

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    Do these get anyone interested?

    I have seen a few nice niche ones, but not sure whether they are credible yet or would be in the future?
     
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  3. jbworldwide United Kingdom

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    My immediate question is why? If it was in Ireland you'd want something like .eire surely.
     
  4. Skinner

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    Don't waste your time, the irish are militant about their .ie domain. In ireland the progression of domain preference is

    word.ie
    word-word.ie
    word-word-word.ie
    word--word--word.ie
    word-word-word-word.ie
    Once they reach 128 characters with 18 hyphens, then they consider .com, but only then.

    There isn't really any other choice for the irish other than .ie. The Channel Islands/Jersey etc are very much the same with jp/je or whatever.
     
  5. UncleBob United Kingdom

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    i may well be guilty of stereotype here, but the only people i would think who would get a use out of .irish are Americans who regularly highlight & are proud of their irish heritage?

    i could see NY bars & businesses owned by Irish descendants maybe being interested at a push, but beyond that the other answers thus far about what they would and wouldn't use in Rep. Ireland are on the button.
     
  6. Oceanic Sweden

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    I think for future credibility, the whole domain, including extension, has to read well. There are going to be so many extensions, that how well it reads and whether it sounds right will be important.
     
  8. blacknight Ireland

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    The .ie ccTLD is very restrictive so .irish might get traction both in Ireland and overseas
    Having said that .ie is loosening some of their policies ..

    It's really too early to say
     
  9. invincible

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    Any idea how well did the premium names release of .irish did?
     
  10. blacknight Ireland

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    What premium names release??
     
  11. invincible

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    When .irish went GA there was a list of premiums (e.g. car.irish) made available. Some were listed for as much as $5,000. I wondered if you were aware of how many premiums might have sold as soon as GA launched.
     
  12. blacknight Ireland

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    Oh right
    Sorry - I thought you meant some kind of special launch ..

    They've made available a large number of premium names with fixed prices

    I've no idea how many have sold so far - I only know that we've sold a couple :)
     
  13. phablet

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    from my experience with extensions like these, these can take a long time to stick with users.. always remember that some average users dont know much about extensions past what people perceive as the 'norm'.. still may be worth having a hold of one if a truly premium niche..
     
  14. sdsinc Iceland

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    Indeed. If anything, the competition from new TLDs might force the registry to relax the requirements further, and bring .ie more in line with European counterparts. Unintended consequence, which is good news :p
     
  15. blacknight Ireland

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    Possibly.. but I wouldn't hold my breath
     
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